Idea Platform

What we offer

Part of our mission is to reinforce and support innovative ideas and new ventures at an early stage in order to initiate a pipeline of tech startups in the travel and hospitality industry. The potential of the Greek as well as the global market looks promising and we are committed to helping innovation flourish for the benefit of all related stakeholders in Greece.

The Idea Platform will run mostly through hackathons addressing our call to young University graduates/postgraduates, young unemployed executives and very early stage startuppers (tech & business background).

Participants will have to work on finding solutions to real problems regarding the travel & hospitality industry. The framework will be set after interviewing industry leaders and business executives to find specific needs and “industry pains”. The goal for the participants will be to find business ideas that may solve industry problems by applying technology. Eventually we are looking for ideas that can become startups and join our acceleration program in the future.

Program Structure

This program will include workshops, inspirational talks & mentoring and will run in 5 days in total (including preparatory period and hackathon days)

  • 1

    Step 1: Application

    Submit your application according to the eligibility criteria

  • 2

    Step 2: Selection

    Your application will be reviewed by our judging panel, if you are qualified you will be selected for the next phase

  • 3

    Step 3: Preparatory period

    Attend a number of meetups and events to start gather information and inspiration for your idea as well as have the opportunity to include new members in your team

  • 4

    Step 4: Idea Platform

    Get mentoring and support to build your idea, present it live to compete for one of the winning places and start a new business!

Eligibility

Eligible candidates to secure a place to the program will be individuals or teams with an innovative business idea regarding the travel and hospitality industry which will require the usage of technology to be implemented. Must be over 18 and up to 35 years of age, graduates/postgraduates in relevant fields such as science, engineering, business, finance, tourism management and so on. Applicants must have the Greek nationality or be Greek residents. In case of team applicants, the candidates must not have received any funding apart from an early seed round/Friends & Family (not exceeding 100.000 euros) and must have incorporated less than 1 year.

If you meet all the criteria, then the next step is to have the time to commit to the program for 5 days in total (preparatory period and Idea Platform dates). Commitment includes attendance at the accelerator’s premises during the preparatory period, attendance to all relevant workshops & calls, time to work with your mentors and the enthusiasm to collaborate with the rest of the residents of the program during the Idea Platform period.

Apply

Application period will open soon. Selection will be based on “a first come first served” process, according to which, once we reach the number of candidates that we are able to support during our our program, we will end the application period. Before applying please read the eligibility criteria, the rules & conditions of the program as well as prepare all the necessary content to include it in your application (facts, individual/team’s bios, links to any relevant work you have done in the past, video, executive summary).